Hong Kong duplex in Repulse Bay project sells for $35 million
February 23, 2021 - Repulse Bay
A Tencent executive has paid HK$270 million (US$34.8 million) for a massive duplex in the neighbourhood of Repulse Bay.
James Gordon Mitchell bought the 5,076 sq ft property at 56 Repulse Bay Road, at about 18% less than the owner’s original asking price of HK$328 million.
Mitchell and his wife Joy Hu Lan-Ya are the joint owners of the property, according to Land Registry documents.
He paid HK$53,000 per square foot for the duplex, which comes with a 1,544 sq ft rooftop garden.
Deep-pocketed buyers from Chinese tech companies, who have made billions from share sales, have been acquiring property in Hong Kong’s wealthy residential enclaves.
Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire, bought a mansion at 22 Barker Road on The Peak for US$191 million in 2015.
In 2009, Tencent Holding co-founder Pony Ma bought a 8,000 sq ft house – which can be seen from the Dragon’s Back hiking trail above Shek O – from Wah Kwong Shipping’s former chairman George Chao for HK$480 million.
Mitchell, who has been with Tencent since 2011, is responsible for strategic planning and implementation, mergers and acquisitions, investment activities and investor relations.
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